The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) and popular food chain KFC have teamed up to promote the use of gh-link cards for payments. The move is part of efforts to promote electronic payments and reduce the use of cash.
During the period of the promotion, anyone who buys from KFC and pays with a gh-link card would enjoy a free product.
Gh-link cards are Ghana's domestic scheme cards issued by the various financial institutions in the country.
Gh-link cards have the gh-link logo embossed on them and because they are domestic cards, their transaction charge is normally lower compared to their international equivalent.
Speaking in an interview, the Chief Executive of GhIPSS Mr Archie Hesse said the use of cards for payment was very convenient and more efficient way of making payments compared to cash.
He said the benefits of paying with cards went beyond the individual to affect the economy of the nation.
He, therefore, encouraged the public to use their gh-link cards to make payments wherever they found an outlet or a Point of Sales (POS) device that has the gh-link logo embossed.
Mr. Hesse commended KFC for partnering with GhIPSS to promote the use of gh-link cards to make payment and said GhIPSS would continue to collaborate with other merchants and businesses to also offer discount and prizes to people who pay with gh-link cards.
He urged the public to use their gh-link card anytime they visit KFC.
There is a global trend towards the promotion of domestic cards for in-country transactions and GhIPSS together with the financial institutions in Ghana are also leaning towards that trend, he said.